Automated and connected driving can improve road safety, help avoid traffic jams and reduce fuel consumption and consequently CO2 emissions. Automared or autonomous vehicles can thus make a decisive contribution to ensuring sustainable mobility. For example in passenger transport with the help of self-driven minibuses in rural areas or with truck platooning, dynamic ramp control or delivery robots in logistics.
We question the supposed advantages, examining and evaluating the necessary conditions for autonomous driving and the effects of automated vehicles. Within the scope of our research projects, we develop and optimize software solutions for modelling and simulation of autonomous mobility and transport.